EAL Practitioner - Maternity Cover Blenheim High School, Epsom, Surrey

Job description

• To monitor the quality of teaching to all EAL students across the curriculum.
• The effective coordination of provision for students with EAL needs;
• The progress of students with EAL needs;
• Monitoring and tracking the progress of students with EAL and planning intervention where appropriate.
• To lead and manage the development and implementation of EAL provision in the school including writing policies and operational plans.
• To welcome and integrate newly arrived children with EAL into the school.
• To monitor provision for all students for whom English is an additional language.
• To identify children needing EAL support on entry into school by conducting individual assessments.
• Set up efficient systems for identifying, assessing and reviewing students with EAL needs.
• Monitor teaching and learning activities to meet the needs of pupils with EAL needs.
• Develop systems of monitoring and recording pupil progress in relation to targets set.
• To provide support, individual learning programmes, individual and group interventions for identified groups of targeted children.
• To differentiate work for pupils, ensuring that resources and materials reflect and support the linguistic diversity of pupils and liaise with teachers on planning.
• To liaise with SENCo where a lack of progress suggests SEN.
• Participate actively in the analysis of relevant data, research and inspection evidence so as to inform EAL policy, practice and provision within the school.
• Update the Leadership Team on the effectiveness of provision for students with EAL needs.
• Prepare annual analysis paper for LT/Governors.
• Liaise with and coordinate the contribution of external agencies.
• To ensure that all staff are aware of the specific needs of all children with EAL in the school and support them in understanding the needs of students with EAL.
• To provide guidance and in-service training for NQTs, TAs and new staff to the school on teaching strategies in supporting children with EAL
• Assist in the monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching and learning.
• Develop effective liaison with other schools to ensure continuity of support and learning when transferring students with EAL needs.
• To celebrate the cultural diversity of the school population and explore possible links with home countries including leading relevant assemblies.
• To initiate and develop partnerships with parents/community and to enlist their support and strengths in education of children with EAL.
• To run a drop in clinic for parents of children with EAL to offer support and guidance on their children’s learning.

Essential educational requirements

Minimally educated to degree level or equivalent.

Essential qualifications

PGCE/QTS or other relevant teaching qualification. Holding a recognised EAL qualification would be considered desirable.

Essential skills and experience

Proven track record of working with students with EAL and SEN and improving outcomes and attainment. Experience of teaching English as an additional language to children.

Employee benefits

This role attracts a teaching and learning responsibility of £2,721 per annum [pro rata for the duration of the contract].

About Blenheim High School

Comprehensive state funded academy secondary school [mixed], based in Epsom, Surrey.

Longmead Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9BH
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